Lawton Samuels

  • Human Resources Manager/Director, Human Capital Officer
  • Woodbridge, VA 22191
  • Apr 26, 2017
Full time Human Resrouces

Personal Summary

People-oriented, results-driven, and highly organized professional with broad-based experience in human resource and human capital management. Knowledgeable of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), strategic sourcing and recruiting, and payroll and benefit administration. Articulate communicator; effective at cultivating positive relationships with individuals of different levels and backgrounds. Proficient with Human Resources Information System (HRIS) systems and implementing technology solutions that support the achievement of organizational objectives.

Work Experience

Human Resource Information System (HRIS) Senior Analyst
Jan 2013 - The Freedom Forum

Human Resource Information System (HRIS) Senior Analyst 2013–2017
Held responsibility for the development, management, and execution of human resource functions, including staff interviews, recruitment and hiring, benefits administration, professional development, performance appraisal, and employee
relations activities.
Analyzed staffing levels to determine work force allocations.
Advised management on effective interviewing techniques through proven human resource methods.
Provided support for newly recruited and current staff on company policies, procedures and employment law and regulations.
Prepared orientation programs for the newly recruited staff to encourage and train them on organizational goals.
Established and instituted different human resource programs to improve the employer value proposition.
Guaranteed completion of all mandatory training for the workforce within 30-day period through a comprehensive performance management change plan.
Provided recommendations on important changes to other departments on organizational procedures and policies.
Supported succession planning process, which aligned current talent with vacant positions and key organization skillsets.
Contributed in selecting and acquiring bids in health insurance by assessing the best plan suited for the organization.

Notable Accomplishments:
Restructured and introduced the modified compensation policies to employees.
Earned recognition for efficiently accomplishing critical milestones on change initiatives.
Reduced training resource expenses by initiating online training programs.
Boosted fill rates for hard-to-staff positions by managing agency relationships, effective screening of applicant qualifications and outreach activities.
Generated substantial savings in upgrade costs and optimized efficiencies/integration between HRIS and payroll systems.
Closely monitored the entire talent management processes including reorganizing recruitment, onboarding, mentorship, and feedback gathering activities, resulting in improved employee retention and decreased recruitment costs.
Launched a knowledge sharing network of external and internal contacts that promoted lessons learned and industry related information.
Completed the design and development of HR portal to include employee handbook, forms and other HR-related information.


Coursework toward Master of Business Administration in Management
American University–Kogod School of Business